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Camaguey wants to rescue its beaches

In the east of the island of Cuba, the province of Camaguey presents 120 kilometers of beaches in the north and south keys, which are now threatened by natural disasters or events on the sand and the coast vegetation, especially in tourist zones.


13 de julio de 2017 - Taken from Prensa Latina

In the east of the island of Cuba, the province of Camaguey presents 120 kilometers of beaches in the north and south keys, which are now threatened by natural disasters or events on the sand and the coast vegetation, especially in tourist zones.

The largest region of Cuba (with 16,000 square kilometers) has one kilometer of beach, out of each 4 kilometers, affected by erosion and some incidences from Cayo Romano to Nuevitas. The problem might affect the tourist project in the region.

A hotel with the name of Quebrada 17, being built by Cuban construction enterprise ECOT, with 546 rooms, is included in the investment program.

Precisely the Ministry of Tourism expands its horizons in coastal areas such as Cayo Cruz, where the Seagull Hotel Group is among those interested in operating in four thousand capabilities for the 2021 timeline; However, the loss of land and coastal resources concerned specialists.

Researchers of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (Citma) calculated 'a rate of retreat of the coastline of 1.2 m as an annual average, which can be higher in some beaches and sectors', said the head of the unit in the region, Lisbet Font.

The strategies of the Cuban government to confront environmental problems include life task, which is formed according to the plan of actions governed by studies of hazard, vulnerability and risk, concerned the expert.

Actions are added as the ban on construction of dwellings in the coastal settlements in order to reduce the population density in coastal communities, and adapting the agricultural activity, vital impact on the food security of the country.

Sandy beaches of interest, tourism and recreation, with intense erosion, and other areas of coastlines vulnerable to the rise of the sea, are damaged by the passage of extreme weather events, caused by the effects of climate change.


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